As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health.
- ADAF Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program - Scholarship Awardees (link)
- Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health (link)
- ADAF Emergency Disaster Grant Program (link)
- ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile® Gala (link)
The ADA Foundation has announced the winners of its 2013 Allied Dental Student Scholarship Program. Congratulations to all of this year's scholarship recipients! Read more.
The ADA Foundation's Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health grant application period is now closed. Read more.
Purpose: The purpose of the ADA Foundation Emergency Disaster Grant Program is to provide a small measure of immediate financial assistance to eligible dentists (as defined in these guidelines) who are victims of a disaster. A disaster is defined as a "sudden occurrence which inflicts widespread catastrophic damage to a large geographic area and/or which generally affects a large number of individuals." Disasters can be both natural and caused by human conduct. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to: civil disorders (excluding acts of war), explosions, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, tidal waves, wildfires, hurricanes, ice storms, and similar natural disasters.
Eligibility Requirements: Any dentist who is a victim of a disaster may apply to the ADA Foundation for a grant.
The ADA Annual Session exhibit hall will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so the GKAS Gala now takes place on a key Annual Session evening. We hope you can attend!
Tickets will once again be $250 ($100 of each ticket is a tax-deductible charitable donation to the ADAF to benefit the GKAS program). Tickets are available for purchase through the Annual Session registration system at ADA.org/session. Or, call the ADA Foundation at 312.440.2547 for more information.
Last year's ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile 10th Anniversary Gala was a great success. With the help of nearly 600 attendees and support from our corporate sponsors, the ADA Foundation was able to generate total revenue (in excess of expenses) of approximately $82,000. In addition, $100,000 that had been designated by the GKAS Advisory Committee to support the Gala was not needed for the event. This brings the total economic benefit to support the GKAS program to $182,000. These dollars will go directly to support Give Kids A Smile programs nationwide. Thanks to all of you who were involved in making the 2012 event successful.